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::: obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
::: chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: bland - soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
::: buffoon - stupid person; clown
::: hut - crude dwelling; shack
::: loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
::: ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
::: pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return